RiverRun Screens DFP Student Films

RiverRun Screens Work of DFP Students

The 14th Annual RiverRun International Film Festival will feature several DFP student films in its North Carolina Shorts Program. RiverRun is a regional event based in Winston-Salem and is one of the premier film festivals in the southeastern United States.

NC Shorts 1

An Unreasonable Woman


An Unreasonable Woman, produced by Camie Bargerstock and Paula Kosowski profiles adventurous accordionist Shirley Deane who traveled to more than 60 countries during the ’50s and ’60s, breaking gender boundaries of the time.

Queen's Kingdom


Queen’s Kingdom, directed by Jacob Rosdail and Kelly McKenna, offers an engaging portrait of Queen Toveia who has been selling hot dogs across from the bus station in downtown Winston-Salem for more than two decades.

Screening Times:
April 14, 1:00 p.m. @ a/perture
April 20, 2:00 p.m. @ Hanesbrands Theatre

NC Shorts 2

Gamers of the Lost Ark, directed by Jacob Rosdail and Adam Ward captures the efforts of two friends to turn their passion for video games and their nostalgia for the arcade experience into a profitable business venture.

Children_of_KabulChildren of Kabul, directed by Jon Bougher (MFA 2011) and undergraduate Communications major Jawad Wahabzada, takes you into the lives of four young Afghan children and provides first-hand accounts of a generation washing cars, picking garbage, selling food and hammering metal to earn money for their families. Devastated by war and economic difficulties, these children are the breadwinners of their families, creating an uncertain future for the country.

Screening Times:

April 15, 12:30 @ Hanesbrands Theatre
April 20, 4:30 @ Hanesbrands Theatre

DFP Film Festival Updates

From left, John Dieubon, Jon Bougher & Roman Safiullin.

From left, John Dieubon, Jon Bougher & Roman Safiullin.

MFA students Jon Bougher and Roman Safiullin’s film Bound by Haiti has been accepted into the Boston International Film Festival.

The film Bound by Haiti is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of Aaron Jackson and John Dieubon two young international activists forced to deal with the tragedy of the Haiti earthquake first-hand. Raised on a wealthy resort, Aaron has dedicated his life to eradicating intestinal parasites in Haiti. Born and orphaned in Port-au-Prince, John’s mission is to inspire a new generation of Haitian children.

But when the earthquake of January 12, 2010 strikes, Aaron and John must confront the biggest challenge of their lives. The filmmakers, staying outside Port-au-Prince, captured the tragedy during this devastating event. Featuring rare video and photos from immediately following the earthquake, Bound by Haiti follows these unlikely friends on a journey for change before and after the most devastating international event of our time.

Civil IndigentMFA students Nick Corrao and Peter Salomone’s film Civil Indigent has been accepted into the Patois Film Festival in New Orleans. The film Civil Indigent is a feature-length documentary about a heated debate over a meal limit that has been imposed on a Gainesville, Florida homeless shelter. The film follows Francis “Pat” Fitzpatrick as he leads the charge against the limit from his protests at City Hall to his quixotic campaign for a seat on the City Commission. Eccentric, outspoken and unpredictable, Pat tests the boundaries of what it means to be an advocate.




Sana Haq and Brent Richardson

In addition to Bound by Haiti and Civil Indigent, first-year students Sana Haq and Brenton Richardson’s film I’ll be Seeing You has been accepted into Winston-Salem’s RiverRun International Film Festival.

The film I’ll be Seeing You is a documentary short that follows Erinn, Serah and Heidi as they recreate a glorious bygone era for America’s Greatest Generation by singing and dancing to the tunes of ‘America’s Wartime Sweethearts’: The Andrews Sisters.

For screening information on both films, visit the Boston International Film Festival and the RiverRun International Film Festival websites.